I have two favourite times during the day; early weekend mornings and early evenings during spring and summer. The early evenings here in Paris have a certain scent that I just can’t get enough of… And those beautiful sunsets. Never have I seen such a spectacular sky as I have in Paris. When the sun starts to set I love taking a walk around the city. The colours are so beautiful and within minutes the city goes dark.
By now you most definitely know that I’m a girl who loves Paris, a lot. As well as my sugary treats. Of course this combination equals immediate love for a book that is devoted to just these two things. Paris, My Sweet by the talented (and very sweet herself) Amy Thomas was one of the first books I bought straight away after making the decision to move back to Paris. It has guided me to some of my favourite sweet spots in this city and I’m forever grateful for the list of bakeries at the end of the book.
And now you have a chance to win it, yay! I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for quite sometime now but I haven’t come up with the right thing to actually give away until now. Hopefully you’ll be as excited as I am about this! If you want a chance to win this book please follow the steps below.
To be a part of the giveaway
If you want a chance to win this lovely book you’ll have to leave a comment to this post below and tell me about your favourite dessert, pastry or sugary treat (or perhaps one that you dream of tasting)! And please leave an e-mail address that I can contact you through. After you’ve shared your favourite (or dream) dessert with me, hop on over to Facebook and like Paris in Four Months’ page. And voilà! You’re now in the running to win Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas. Bonne chance to everybody!
Rules: The giveaway begins on 20-05-13 and ends on 27-05-13. To be a part of the giveaway you must follow the steps that are stated above. The only comments that will be considered for this giveaway are the comments left for this specific post. I will pick a winner myself and my decision can not be overruled. The winner will be notified by e-mail.
Update: Please don’t forget to leave your e-mail address in the comment so that I have a chance to contact you if you win the giveaway.
I managed to find some beautiful lilacs at the market today! Unfortunately they come and go so quickly. The smell of lilacs has to be one of the loveliest scents ever. Mmm!
It feels like I have so much to share with you this weekend. The internet just popped (or perhaps it’s because I was away during last week) with a bunch of interesting and fun posts. I hope you’ll enjoy!
• If you want more tips about Corsica, like where to stay, what to see and where to eat I suggest having a look at Little Pieces of Light’s post about our amazing trip. Gorgeous photos and everything you need to know in one post!
• I’m terribly sorry for all the Corsica talk but that place managed to steal my heart. And so did this restaurant. It’s a restaurant that specialises in langoustines. Could it get any better than that? I think not. Diane takes you to Petite Marie, which you’re not allowed to miss if you’re heading to Bastia!
• Thank you Melissa for featuring me on your “Beautiful Blogger Award” list, I’m very flattered! It’s also a great list if you want to find even more blogs about Paris. You can never get enough of Paris inspiration, right?
• The HiP Paris blog recently published a post about left bank vs. right bank and it got me thinking… I don’t think I could choose just one! The right bank has the cosy Marais neighbourhood, the beautiful Jardin du Palais Royal, the fantastic shopping on Rue Saint Honoré while the left bank has Saint Germain with all the pretty cafés, Jardin du Luxembourg and the my favourite restaurants in the 7th. I’m torn to say the least!
• One of my favourite people is Sofia Coppola. I simply adore her personal style, that stunning bag for Louis Vuitton and now her home as well. Thanks to Katie Armour I got a little peek inside.
• Vanity Presse asked me about my favourite beauty products and you can find my answers right here. Thanks for the feature!
• While in Corsica I had to wear a bikini to get in that lovely water so I’ve already faced my bikini season fear this year but for those of you who haven’t done that just yet, you should check out Garance’s article about how you do it in the very best way! Just so that you can avoid freaking out, promising to never wear a swimsuit again and running straight to the nearest boulangerie to stuff your face in deliciousness…
Tonight it’s “La Nuit Européenne des Musées” here in Paris which means that a bunch of museums in the city are open in the evening and during the early night. I’m thinking about exploring Musée d’Orsay or see the view of a lit up Paris in the night from Centre Pompidou. Hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!
This is the last part of photos in my little Corsica series. I’m so sorry for bombarding you with vacation photos but this place was just too pretty. I hope you’ve enjoyed them and that I haven’t bored you too much.
It’s hard for me to scroll through these photos without getting the urge to return. Like tomorrow. For some reason (perhaps it’s the rain, the grey weather or the cold 12 degrees?) I’m not all that happy about returning to Paris… I could easily have spend another week or two on that beautiful island. But I’m so glad I got to spend these days in such a wonderful place with such lovely friends.
When I moved to Paris I never thought that I would want — or even less, need a break from the city. I still believed that that was true until the moment I got off the plane that landed in Corsica. As soon as I smelled the salty air, could take off my jacket and look up towards the sun and actually feel warm I could feel my whole body jumping around with happiness. Even though Paris is (to me) one of the most amazing places in this world I now realise that you even need a break from that every now and then.
Corsica gave me everything I had (unconsciously) been longing for. Warm weather, days spent at the beach and in the water, sitting at the beach club sipping lemonade, walking around the town with an ice cream in my hand, reading by the ocean with sailboats passing by, having breakfast at cafés, eating strawberries in the shade and wearing summer dresses out to dinner.
Before I went to Corsica last week I managed to squeeze in a little visit to the restaurant Nanashi in the Marais neighbourhood. I’ve heard quite a lot about it so I was excited to finally try it! Except for the starter, it didn’t disappoint. I loved my main dish (which you can see in the photo above) even though I don’t remember the name of it… I’m coming back for sure. It was well priced, good food and the space is just huge.
So finally I get to share the first part of my vacation photos with you all! Last week I went to Corsica with an amazing group of girls to relax, read a book and just get the chance to feel sand underneath my feet again. Ah, I already want to get on a plane and fly back!
We went to Bastia, a city located on the north-east side of the island (which is absolutely huge). Bastia was a mix of everything I love. It was almost like Nice, Terracina and Desenzano (or any other adorable Italian city) had got together and created their own little love child. You had the narrow streets, the colourful buildings, beautiful beaches, that calmness, the delicious Italian food and the kindness of all the locals. If anybody out there is looking for a great vacation destination without any “musts” or “shoulds” this is a place to put on top of your list. I would love to go back, not only to Bastia but to other parts of the island as well. Renting a car and being able to see more of the island is what I’m going to do next time I come here (and yes, there’s most definitely going to be a next time).
I was so happy to lay on a beach, play around in the ocean, eat fresh strawberries, wander the beautiful streets of Bastia, eat enormous amounts of ice cream and get the chance to hang out with some awesome people. I couldn’t have asked for anything more!